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The Inaugural Atlanta Braves Heritage Weekend Presented by Belk and KIA

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ATLANTA - After hosting Major League Baseball's Civil Rights Game in 2011 and 2012, the Braves decided to start their own tradition of honoring Atlanta's strong and rich history in the Civil Rights Movement which has become the Atlanta Braves Heritage Weekend presented by Belk and KIA.

Friday, May 31

  • 11:00 a.m. - 6th inning of game
    • The Tuskegee Airmen "Rise Above" Exhibit Presented by KIA. Located in Monument Grove
    • Gate Opening until end of game
    • Negro League Exhibit Presented by KIA. Located in the Hank Aaron Room on the Field Level
  • 7:21 p.m.             Tribute to Tuskegee Airman members (on-field)
  • 7:23 p.m.             National Anthem with flyover of P-51 plane (one of the types of planes used by the Tuskegee airmen)

Saturday, June 1

  • 11:00 a.m. - 6th inning of game
    • The Tuskegee Airmen "Rise Above" Exhibit Presented by KIA. Located in Monument Grove
  • Gate Opening until end of game
    • Negro League Exhibit Presented by KIA. Located in the Hank Aaron Room on the Field Level
  • 5:15-6:15 p.m. Negro League player autograph signing session in Fan Plaza. Players include:

Cleophus

Brown

Birmingham Black Barons, Louisville Clippers

Henry

Elmore

Birmingham Black Barons, Philadelphi Stars,

Ernest

Fann

Raleigh Tigers

Raymond

Haggins

Birmingham Black Barons, Memphis Red Sox

Carl

Holden

Birmingham Black Barons

Carl

Long

Birmingham Black Barons

Norman

Lumpkin

Atlanta Black Crackers

Red

Moore

Atlanta Black Crackers

Larry

Williams

Kansas City Monarchs

James

Sanders

Kansas City Monarchs, Raleigh Tigers, Detroit Stars, Birmingham, New Orleans Bear

Ernest

Harris

Birmingham Black Barons

Frank

Marsh

Birmingham Black Barons, Kansas City Monarch, Detroit Starts

Eugene

Scruggs

Detroit Stars, Kansas City Monarchs

Leroy

Miller

Birmingham Black Barons, Philly Stars

Johnny

Fairley

Birmingham Black Barons, Detroit Stars, Philly Stars, Raleigh Tigers

Samuel

Bruner

Birmingham Black Barons

  • 6:56 p.m.             National Anthem with flyover of P-51 plane (one of the types of planes used by the Tuskegee airmen)
  • 6:58 p.m.             A pregame presentation of the Hank Aaron Champions for Justice Award winners Ambassador Andrew Young and Senator Leroy Johnson
  • 7:01 p.m.             A pregame tribute of the Negro League including 10-15 former players
  • Game: Special Negro League uniforms: The Atlanta Braves will wear the Negro League Atlanta Black Cracker uniforms, the Washington Nationals will don the Homestead (Washington, DC) Grays uniforms
    • These jerseys will be auctioned off on braves.com/heritage between May 30 and June 12. The proceeds will go to the Atlanta Braves Foundation
  • Post-Game:        Run DMC concert: Free with a game ticket
    • Concert Field Pit Passes: $25 - separate from game ticket www.braves.com/concerts
    • VIP Backstage Pass: Meet and greet with Run DMC, photo/autograph session, behind the scenes Turner Field group tour, VIP gift bag, Pit Pass for concert and $30 added value to ticket for concessions. $400/per person (includes game ticket). Visit www.braves.com/VIP
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